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Seriously, one aspect rarely dramatized in zombie stories is that — based on how difficult it is to contract the zombie virus — becoming a zombie would be embarrassing more than anything, as it is a clear message that you’re just a total idiot.
Stars: Three of five.Review format: Note plus links. Summary: Bryn Davis never really knew what to do with her life but after a stint in the military dealing with death and destruction on a daily basis, Bryn believes she has found her true career calling as a funeral director. Giving dignity to the dead and comfort to those left behind has given her a purpose. Unfortunately, her curiosity leaves her much closer to death than she bargained for. (from goodreads via fellow blogger) Provenance: e-book from my local library. Needed something to bring on vacation. Date Read: December 27, 2011. Review written January 2011. 😦
While reading Working Stiff, I was carried along by the confidence and competence of the writing; but afterwards, what was I really enjoying?
There’s fairly-good existential angst about being a reanimated corpse, certainly… But in some ways it’s equivalent to Monster Hunter, International dressed up as paranormal-romance plus dead people. It’s grim… but in a just-for-entertainment way. I didn’t feel like my world was expanded.
I won’t avoid future books by this author, but on the basis of this one book, I am not going to search out sequels or her other series.
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